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Tuesday, November 6, 1951
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
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(The views expressed In the
Letterlp column are those of the
writer and not necessarily those of
The Daily Nebraska.)
Thanks To Donors . . .
I want to thank each one of
you who so willingly gave up a
few minutes of your coffee and
study time to go down to the
Bloodmobile to give blood Oct. 30.
You have helped to save some
unknown serviceman's life.
Our hats go off to: Pat Lind
gren, John Ledbetter, Mary Pit
terman, Norma Gamerl, Shirley
Murphy, Marilyn Larson, Jean
Loudon, Dick Faes, Marlys John
son, Lynn Turner, Bob Brittin,
Mike Lanspa, Suzanne Stoll, Len
nie Stepanek, John Gibbs, Wil
liam Giesler, Nancy Remington,
Constance Gordon, Elizabeth Gass,
Paul Dunlap, Jo Dunlap, James
Spain, Barbara Wylie, Lt. J. T. T.
Bachman, Lester Reed Perry, Ed
gar Sayles, Don Leanord, Don
Switzer, Gerald Shipman, Sgt.
Ernest Winlelman, G. B. Allen,
Elementary Troubles . . .
The Elementary Education din
ner offers the only opportunity
for the entire department to come
together and share in an experi
ence which contributes to profes
sional growth. Of coure every
elementary ed-major is "ex
pected" to go to the dinner in
the same sense that the Coed
Counselors are expected to attend
their Friendship Dinner or the
Fine Arts students are expected
to attend their banquet.
However, attendance at this
dinner is not compulsory and
there has never been any indica
tion of a desire, on the part of
the elementary staff, to establish
this attendance on a compulsory
basis. I doubt if the methods
used by the teachers would be
considered "high pressuring" by
those students who are sincerely
interested in the professional
aspects of education.
The fact that only 50 per cent
of the elementary ed-majors have
bought tickets to the dinner indi
cates that compulsion was not
used. Also these complaints
would not have been circulated
for two weeks since the sales were
not mentioned until a week ago
Democracy at work at least as I see it was in was injected into the discussion, the subject at:last Monday. Since the publicity
The clan officer election! are past, bat it
is rather interesting to look over the facts and
fbrures of the elections and speculate as to the
reasons for the winners, and for the losers. The
mala reason, however: The Faction had more
votes than their opponents.-
In the total picture, the strongest candidate -
was Dick, Phelps, candidate for senior secretary, 72-12. The same thing was true for the Faction in
who garnered 84 per cent of the votes. However, the other polilng places, although the booth at the
he was endorsed by all major groups. The strong- Ag Union, was more evenly divided. Several in-
est Faction-endorsed candidate was Bob Swain, stances of voters asking the polling officials the
candidate for senior treasurer, with 66 per cent names of Faction or Engineering candidates were
of the vote. The strongest Engineers' candidate, reported. '
of course, was the only one who won, John Adams, ,
senior vice-presidential nominee, with 50.4 per The Engineers did not do too badly in their
cent of the vote. first organized political venture. Two of their en
Weakest candidates for the Faction and En- dorsed candidates won. They undoubtedly realize
gineers respectively were Dan Tolman, junior now however, that a ticket representing only one
secretary candidate, with 44 per cent; and John college does not have a great deal of school-wide
Marks, junior secretary candidate, with 22 per appeal. Any anti-Faction ticket in the future will
Dent Some of the independent nominees did not
do as well.
In the wake of the election, several things
are apparent First is the fact that the Engineers
did not attract a great number of votes outside
their own baliwick. Probably their strongest can
didate, John Adams, was the only victor. Although
the woman they backed, Joan Hanson, did well,
women on campus did not flock to the Engineers'
banner. The women met and decided not to form
any ticket of their own, or to endorse any can
didates. Apparently their vote was divided up
among Various candidates.
Second, the fact that a large majority of
the voters were Greeks is rather apparent. And
probably 45 to 50 per cent of the voters were
fraternity men, judging from the vote. The junior
election brought 53 per cent of the eligible
voters. Only 42 per cent of the seniors voted.
Greeks apparently turned out en masse, while
only a smattering of Independents, most of them
Third, is the fact that much of the voting was
bloc 6tyle. A glance at the returns from Fergu
son hall shows the Engineers giving their candi
dates lopsided although insufficient, majorities.
Senior engineering candidates in Ferguson hall
outscored their opponents by 73-11, 71-13, 76-9 and
have to have a much wider base than merely one
college or department.
The women could swing quite a bit of po
litical weight around in any election. But women
are seldom able to agree to support any one
candidate and although they may be a decisive
factor, one can never be sure which way that
Weight is going. By and large, they supported
the Faction in the last election for offices where
no woman was running. Whether this is because
they knew the Faction candidates better than
the Engineers or because they voted for fellow
Greeks is purely a matter of conjecture.
In the long run however it appears that the
Faction could be beaten, by a very well organ
ized opposition. The total vote would have to be
much larger, barring a split within the Faction.
Or, the women and the opposition group would
have to combine.
Organized political parties on campus stimu
late interest in elections. They could be the answer
to the aura of lethargy which has spread over
the campus. In the last election, school voting was
roughly comparable to the national voting figures,
which is not too good. Good political parties might
be able to arouse enough interest to get out a
vote comparable to that in England, which was
85 per cent. It would be worth shooting for.
Ohio State Student Body Seethes
Over Trustees Rule On Speakers
Ohio Sfafe University . . .
was seething last week. It was in the middle of
the hottest argument over academic freedom since
California's loyalty oath controversy.
fun on weekends, and that most alumnae are
The thing that started the row was a decision happily married.
by Ohio State's board of trustees that all speakers ClLSQn Coeqe Of Technology . . .
invited to appear on the campus must be cleared . ii .vamnntinnK has
in advance by President Howard L. Bevis. While
President Bevis soothingly tried to explain that
the new decree was simply aimed at out and out
Communist propagandists, the faculty and most
of the student body protested that the trustees
had clamped on a gag rule that would make any
speaker worth his salt or his honorarium steer
clear of the Ohio campus.
Last week a faculty committee sat down
with the trustees for a series of conferences to
thrash out the whole affair. Caught in the
middle, with little apparent relish for his dicta
torial license, President Bevis addressed a rhe
torical question to both sides: "Do you want
Vassar College ....
is trying to break down the following popular
misconceptions about the . school: that Vassar is
.mmlHft An final examinations ua
recommended several major changes in the
school's final examination policies. Some of these
are that the number of examinations be re
duced, examinations be based on judgment and
intelligence rather than factual knowledge, and
that one uniform examination be given for each
University Of Virginia ...
has banned repeating a course already passed
with a grade of D. The ruling was necessary due
to the large number of students repeating courses,
according to the faculty. They added that such
practices would defeat the purpose of the grade
point system which is to improve the quality of
Syracuse University . . .
political fever is running high where political
groups were banned for 20 years. The Young
for snobbish, rhsh, girls, 4.hat Vassar is radical, and Democrats and Young Republicans are in the
that Vassar is all grind. To combat these ideas, the process of organizing after receiving free rein pro
public relations office is trying to play up evi- vided by a bill passed by the men's student gov
dence of academic freedom, how the girls have ernment.
Democracy At Engine College
rail operation at Kichards Lab on the Engine col- hand never got lost in the maze of opinion, dis-
lege Thursday night cussion or ambiguity. One could practically see
Approximately 150 male Engineering students the ebb and flow of an intelligent, well-thought
gathered at the first all-Engineers open meeting of out, and sound discussion. Each opinion was con-
this schoo' year. Sigma Tau, Engine college hon- sidered by the entire group, each suggestion was
orary, was host at the meeting. Under the leader- weighed and referred to a person in authority or
ship of George CobeL Sigma Tau president, campus a specific committee.
issues from the fence between Andrews and Mor- Valuable suggestions on new and improved te
rm Hall to the conflict between College Days and spection trips for the senior Engineers were in-
E-Week were the order of the evening and pro-
tided much sparkling debate among the Engineers.
Although the 150 present at the meeting Is
definitely not a majority of the 797 persons
enrolled in Engine college, the interest of those
in attendance was a rare illustration of the
democratic process in operation at a meeting of
intelligent people. The definition of a democ
racy as being a government finding its impetus
and its source with the people it governs was
put into actual practice by those 150 Engineers.
troduced at the meeting -as the result of a
healthy and vigorous discussion of the merits
and faults of the projects.
Final proof of the maturity and intelligence of
the persons at this meeting was the frank discus
sion of the rivalry between College Days, E-Week
and Farmers Fair, in the presence of College Days
head, Bob Reichenbach, and Farmers Fair board
president Frank Sibert. Each man with an opinion
on the subject spoke honestly and without fear of
coming to blows with either Reichenbach or Sibert.
for the dinner given The Daily
Nebraskan last ' Tuesday was not
printed until yesterday, the fac
ulty may have felt the necessity
and respansibility for the sole
promotion of the dinner.
The attendance at this dinner
has no direct influence on any
student's grades or standing in
their classes but is merely an
indication of interest in teaching
as a profession.
President of Elementary
First on the evening's discussion list was the All persons at the meeting were speaking and con
parking situation on campus. After warming up ducting themselves as adults adults that believe
to the subject, nearly half of the Engineers present in democracy.
rose, introduced themselves and briefly presented Perhaps the example set by the Engineers could
their views and personal problems of parking on be followed on a similar scale by other colleges
the campus. No one spoke out of turn; hardly and other organizations on the University campus,
anyone had to be specifically recognized by the The individual and collective mental attitude in
chairman, and no one carried on a lengthy conver- duced by open meetings, honest and well-moder-sation
that might eventually change the subject cted discussions, might well improve the political
Even though an occasional humorous remark situation at the University.
Lynn Kunkel, Button Collector,
Learns History From Hobby c
By CONNIE GORDON
Button, button, who's got the
From the looks of things, Lynn
Kunkel is the possessor of the
elusive button. In fact, Miss Kun
kel has made a hobby of collect
ing buttons since she was knee
high to a button box which is
exactly where her hobby began
have a definite historical value.
Miss Kunkel does not believe,
as do most people, that buttons
are used only because safety
pins are usually socially acceptable.
buttons in that they were used
for ornamental purposes.
America.n buttons are well
represented in Miss Kunkel's
collection. Some of her buttons
date back to the pte-Revolu-
tionary war period. She states
that very few of the buttons of
that time were ornate. She
added that most of them were
very plain and usually home
made. Miss Kunkel states that there is
great similarity between the
elaborate buttons of today and the
ornate Swedish buttons over a
hundred years old. She comment
ed that both buttons and styies
Miss Kunkel states that "There
was a time in Swedish history
when buttons were used as a kind
of class identification." She added
that members of the upper classes
Miss Kunkel's mother kerat a wore elaborately etched buttons i
collection of buttons to use in case; more as a decoration than as a I
of "emergencies." Miss Kunkel !form of "apparel." As a contrast,!
became interested in the button! Swedish peasants used crude j
collection and mounts some of! wooden buttons to denote the.
the more ornate buttons on a!class to which they, belonged.!
DOara. Alter sne naa mounted ner ; iv"'"' ''""""V, .ore eonipd frnm rtiffpnmt ivrinrU
first button board, she became ae-ltton. of the different Sv
riously interested in buttons as. classes. J the Italian hand-painted buttons
a permanent hobby. She began Miss Kunkel's father Increased iand the Swedish buttons the most
writing her relatives to send her her button collection immeasur- jjpaujjfyj in her collection
any novel buttons they might hap-! ably during the; war.; Two of the Buttons have ber-ome somewhat
pen to have lying around the buttons he gave ner dated back!0f an heirloom in the Kunkel
houf- x- u i? J? F?mReii- k! family. Ae relative of Miss Kun-
As her collection grew she stated that these buttons were kel-s great great grandmother re,
discovered that many buttons 'similar to many of the Swedish (Ceived a button engagement ring
from her ficnee. The woman s fi
ance was killed during a war. As
a result of the death, the woman
gave the ring to Miss Kunkel s
great great grandmother and told
her to pass it down the family
line to the eldest in each genera
tion. Miss Kunkel is now the
Hungry Fans Contribute
To Athletic Scholarships;
Better Living Series, at 5 p.m.
Churchill's First Acts: Send Troops
To Suez; Speed Up Atomic Program
Ag Union lounge to
movie, "Junior Prom."
YWCA: 2 p.m. social
tours: 3 p.m. freshman commis
sion; Campus critics; 4 p.m.
comparative religions; current af
fairs; camp counseling; 5 p.m.
jobs and futures; Christianity and
society; freshman commission.
Adelphi meeting at Union. Sup
per at 6 p.m. Business meeting
jacks!" tin the stands.
Hungry Cornhusker football! 2. Merchandise sold at conces
fans consume 18,000 bottles of sion stands in the east and west
sop. 10,000 ice cream bars and concourses of the stadium and at
5,000 bags of peanuts at each both ends of the playing field.
feature! game, according to L. F. "Pop"
Klein, athletic director of conces
Hot dors, coffee, apples and
popcorn also rank as favorites.
An average of 5,000 hot dogs,
5,000 cups of eoffee, 4,500 ap
ples and 3,500 bars of popcorn
are sold at each football came.
Other concessions average
sandwiches, 3,500; candy bars,
Merchandise sold by athletes proud possessor of the ring.
The military is well repre
sented in Miss Kunkel's collec
tion. She has 'a division of but
tons from different American
miltary uniforaif. These but
tons span the yesrs from the
Revolutionary war period o
Miss Kurkel's button collection
has grown from one board mount
ed with buttons sent by her rela-
"Freoupnllv roncessione are sold tives to five books of buttons.
by commercial firms. Under thir Each of these books is approxi
system, only a few students arc mately one and one-half feet
employed at small salaries." i111,',
Athletes of all freshman and I . -o"ecung Duiions ana wearing
"Our program of giving ath
letes an opportunity to earn
extra money selling conces
sions at athlefif contests is dif
ferent from the system used in
most colleges," Klein said.
and pledge skit at 7 p.m. 2,000; back rests, 2,800; and 1,000 varsity sports are eligible for the!tnem are usually two different
Legion De Fusiliers to meet at cigars, cigarUs and crackerjacks.pr 0 g r a m. Last year athletic I things as far as Miss Kunkel is
7 p.m. in Cadet lounge. One out of two of the 38.000 jsalesmen drew $12,500 in com-;eoncerned. When asked if she
Handicrafts meeting at 7 p.m. isoectators buv urograms to follow were wearing any particularly or-
Arnold Air Society to meet at'the players during the game. Iprofited from $5 to $296 on con-inamental buttons, she replied.
7:30 p.m. in the lounge
Liberal Prime Minister Asauith of Great
Britain once said of Winston Churchill, "It's too
bad Winston doesn't have a better sense of pro
portion ... I don't think he will ever climb to the
top In English politics."
Soldier, author, national hero, and cabinet
minister before he was forty, Churchill never
conformed to a pattern. He brought Britain to
its feet by its own bootstraps during the dismal
days following Dunkirk and used hig undefeat
sble courage to move his people to a campaign
of "blood, sweat and tears" seldom equaled in
modern history. The fact that Churchill saw hope
when others were despairing and opportunity when
even friends expected defeat prompted Asquith's
With memories of wartime Churchillean
leadership la mind, Britons and American's alike
waited anxiously lo see if the aging statesman,
whose party held a parliamentary majority of
only IS seats, would be capable of mastering
the mountainous problems left to him by six
years of Labor's socialist rule.
The new prime minister's first two official The British are more than a little peeved, for
acts, after naming many of his wartime associates instance, that we did not take a firm stand with
to his new cabinet, were to order a fresh division them in Iran, and they are expecting more cooper-
of British troops to Egypt's seething Suez canal chance to name, over the objections of Turkey and
zone and to request a Speed-up in Britain's atomic ation throughout the Middle East including a
program. Citizens of both countries were left little other nearby states, the commander of any Middle
room for doubt The 76-year-old lion was still East defense command. The Conservatives can't
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dubious honor of being called to lead a country
which has been losing money, overseas posses
sions and prestige for five years, which must
import 50 per cent of its food and a high propor
tion of its raw materials from steadily dwindling
sources of supply and which must finance a $13
billion rearmament program which it cannot af
ford on top of a costly socialist welfare system.
Dynamic a leader as he is. Churchill will
need more than enthusiasm to conquer these dif
ficulties. Despite the fact that the Conservatives
are more friendly toward the U. S. than the
Laborites were, Churchill is primarily interested
in returning Britain to her "rightful" place in
world affairs; Ijt., equal, not subservient, to the
The concession program is di
vided into two phases:
THE APMEO FORCES SINCE
THE KOCEAN CAM&UGN
STARTED ARE ENTITLED
TO V-A HOSPITALIZATION
ON THE SAME BASIS AS
WORLD WAP H VETERANS
Bus. Ad. Banquet
Tuesday To Feature
Talk On Economics
never wear buttons un-
profited from $5 to $296 on con- inamenlal
rpssionK sold at football. baskrt-1 "Oh, I n
ball, track and baseball games. i'ess have to!"
Other students, including 50 vt. ...
women students, drew more than Ag JM-YWCA 10 View
corSSd..1" the UAium f ilm On Menial Diseases
Profits derived from conces- ! A movie entitled "City of the
sions pay for all athletic who- Sick" will be shown at a joint
larships awarded during: eafh : meeting of Ag YM and YWCA to
school year. ! night. The film on mental di-
"Unde- this method," Klein sease is a follow-up for Dr.
said, "scholarships are not direct ;Mildred Stingley's address last
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College of Business Administra
tion will present its annual ban
ouet Tuesday. Nov. 13. in the
Union ballroom. Tickets are $1.50,grants of money to encourage
ilahle to all Universitv1 athletes to come to Nebraska. The
students.- athletes themselves earn the P-m- in the Home Ec parlors. Bible
William C. Fraser, Omaha law-imoney which they receive in ,Joy wiu De neia at i p.m. on
The meeting will ttail at 7:30
Actually, however, far less change is in order
in Britain's foreign and domestic policy than most
Americans realize. The new government has the
be counted on to change the pussy-footing Pacific
poiicy set up by the Laborites because Britain
still claims to need markets in China for her
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studying conditions there. Univer-rP41 M"oer vorncrs
sity talent will furnish entertain- jo Convene Wednesday
ment for the .banquet. Awards arc '
to be presented to outstanding! caning an sopriomore Buuaerf
business administration students, workers!
Tickets may be purchased at a I There will be a meeting for
booth in the Union lobby or Room! sophomores at 7:30 p'.m. in Room
210, Social Science building. Rep-OB of the union.
resentatives of Delta Sigma Phi j Plans for selling student di-
and Alpha Kappa Psi, professional rectories in the booths in the Un
business fraternities, and Phi Chi ion will be set up, according to
Theta, professional business sor-!Phyli Loudon, business manager
ority, are also selling tickets. lof the 1951-52 directory.
the first floor of the Home Ec
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held at 5 p.m. in the Ag Union in
the future, according to Steve
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